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Occurrence of perfluorosulfonates and other perfluorochemicals in dust from selected homes in the city of Ottawa, Canada

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Abstract

A series of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been recently measured in a variety of environmental samples and biological matrices. In order to better understand the human exposure routes of these chemicals, levels of PFOS, PFOA, perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHS) and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOSA) in house dust samples were investigated. The data revealed a correlation between the concentrations of PFCs and the percentage of carpeting in the house; older houses tended to have less carpeting, hence lower levels of these perfluorinated compounds in their dust.

Graphical abstract: Occurrence of perfluorosulfonates and other perfluorochemicals in dust from selected homes in the city of Ottawa, Canada

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The article was received on 31 May 2005, accepted on 26 Aug 2005 and first published on 19 Sep 2005


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B507731C
Citation: J. Environ. Monit., 2005,7, 1074-1078
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    Occurrence of perfluorosulfonates and other perfluorochemicals in dust from selected homes in the city of Ottawa, Canada

    C. Kubwabo, B. Stewart, J. Zhu and L. Marro, J. Environ. Monit., 2005, 7, 1074
    DOI: 10.1039/B507731C

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